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In 2010, Apple offered to license its portfolio of patents on the order of $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet in royalties from Samsung.
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According to reports, in October 2010, Apple executives met their counterparts in Samsung to settle concerns that Samsung’s tablets and smartphones infringe Apple’s iPhone and iPad device patents. New court documents in the Apple vs Samsung patent war have revealed that, Apple proposed a patent licensing deal with Samsung that time. Apple offered to license its portfolio of patents on the order of $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet in royalties from Samsung.


Apple vs Samsung

Apple made the offer in October 2010 and was willing to give a 20 percent discount in exchange for a cross-license with Samsung. Apple apparently also sought royalties on Samsung’s non-Android smartphones, including those running the Symbian and Bada operating systems. The company’s (Apple’s) calculations found that Samsung owed roughly $250 million at that time.

Apple Wanted Royalties From Samsung

Apple felt Windows Mobile 7, Bada and Symbian phones required a $30 royalty fee. Apple set the royalty at $9 for Windows Mobile and $21 for the rest. Non-Android devices were set for a $3 discount for “not using Apple proprietary features.”

Prior to making its royalty offer, Apple warned Samsung that it had “identified dozens of examples where Android is using or encouraging others to use Apple patented technology.”

Apple said in an Oct. 5, 2010 presentation to Samsung, “Samsung chose to embrace and imitate Apple’s iPhone archetype. Apple would have preferred that Samsung request a license to do this in advance. Because Samsung is a strategic supplier to Apple, we are prepared to offer a royalty-bearing license for this category of device.”

It’s not clear whether Samsung gave a counter offer or not. But it’s clear that Samsung rejected Apple’s offer as the two companies are now trying to settle the dispute in court.

However, Apple is suing Samsung for billions of dollars for copying their products. Samsung is counter-suing Apple for infringing on patents the former has for core wireless technologies. This seems pretty much interesting. You can check out Apple’s 67-page presentation embedded below that was presented to Samsung executives to highlight Samsung’s use of Apple patents in their smartphones.

Samsung Apple Oct 5 2010 Licensing

Source : AllThingsD
Thanks To : iClarified

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